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Are Dads the Future of Modeling?

The thirst for dad bods is real.


According to a viral Twitter thread, you don’t have to be David Beckham or Tom Brady to make it as a male model. You simply have to have a kid who’s willing to promote your #hotdad status online, like one son did, launching his own father to instant Internet fame.

“My dad is 45, pursuing a modeling career, and I’ve never seen him happier. He told me he’s just waiting for a chance to blow up. So, Twitter, meet my dad,” user @coolcat_collin posted on March 28 along with four pictures of his silver fox father.

The tweet is blowing up on social media, garnering over 371,000 likes and 80,000 retweets so far. “Is your dad single?” commented one woman while another got straight to the point with a GIF that read “Next thing I knew I was pregnant.”

And it turns out that Collin’s dad isn’t the only model-worthy parent out there. His original tweet has quickly become a meme, as people copy his caption and retweet it with photos of other dads.

Many replaced Collin’s dad with celebs like Steve Carrell, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth.

Some advertised their favorite fictional fathers. Shrek made an appearance, along with Legolas’ dad Thranduil (who’s apparently 5400 years old), and Mr. Krabs from Spongebob Squarepants.

And even Lin-Manuel Miranda got in on the action. The Mary Poppins Returns star shared adorable photos of his real-life dad, writing “(I’ve been training all my life for this meme okay goodbye).”

Despite all of the attention that the meme is getting, Collin says his dad hasn’t let it go to his head. He told Pedestrian.TV, “My dad is mild-mannered and humble about the whole thing.”